Ebrahim Patel

Minister Patel tests positive for COVID-19

Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel has become the latest minister to contract the COVID-19 virus. Cabinet Spokesperson Phumla Williams confirmed this in a statement released on Saturday. According to the statement, Minister Patel received his results on Saturday but has been reported to being in good spirits[…]

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State capture will continue if there are no consequences: Patel

Trade, Industry and Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says corruption and capture of State institutions will not be rooted out if there are no consequences for the perpetrators. Patel was responding to questions from members of the Trade and Industry Committee in Parliament on the impact of corruption and state capture on[…]

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Azaadville suspects released on R5000 bail

Two suspects, who were arrested during a raid last weekend in Azaadville in Johannesburg, have been released on R5000 bail each. This was confirmed by their lawyer Yousha Tayob, who on Thursday brought and urgent application before the Johannesburg high court to have his clients released pending trial. “We managed[…]

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We must not hide SA’s problems: Patel

While there has been significant improvements in the country since it achieved democracy, it still has problems that must not be hidden away, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday. “In every area you want to look [in the country since 1994] there has been progress, but there are[…]

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